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Old 26th January 2008, 11:42 PM
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Question Wi-Fi on Acer Aspire 5315

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 with an Atheros 5007EG wireless chipset. When I initially install Fedora, the device shows up in Network Manager, but after a kernel update, the device disappears from the list. What should I do? I would really like to get the wi-fi working in Fedora so I no longer need to use Vista to access the internet.
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Old 27th January 2008, 12:04 AM
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Did you get it working before you updated?
What is in /etc/modprobe.conf
Look through the ' dmesg ' command to see what errors popup.
Hard to say what it is using out of the box. It seems Fedora has enabled a module called ath5k. The future of madwifi from the looks of things.
Mostly wondering if you did get it to work because I thought that chipset is not supported yet.

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Old 27th January 2008, 12:30 AM
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You might be in luck. This card has been making the rounds in the forums.

See http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/rhwireless.html

My steps (which are basically the same as those elsewhere) are there, towards the end of the article.
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